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GLBT Historical Society Art and Artifacts collection
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Description
The GLBT Historical Society collection of LGBTQ art and artifacts encompasses a diverse range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects, including paper materials such as drawings and sketches, architectural plans and banners; metal objects such as pins, buttons, plaques, medallions and badges; three-dimensional artifacts such as sculptures, framed works of art, historic business signs and theatrical props; and textiles, such as costumes, uniforms, ribbons and flags. These objects provide visual and material evidence of the San Francisco queer community’s engagement with the social, cultural, political and physical dynamics of the city, from the late 19th century to the present day.
Extent
Over 600 works of art and artifacts of varying size
Restrictions
Contact the GLBT Historical Society archives for information about permissions and rights.
Availability
Collection is open for research.